Paralympian Swimmer Jacqueline Freney pictured with her medals, signing autographs last year.
Paralympian Swimmer Jacqueline Freney pictured with her medals, signing autographs last year. Patrick Gorbunovs

New award for Freney

SKENNARS Head superfish Jacqueline Freney has received the Prime Minister's top award for women in sport.

After her incredible haul of eight gold medals from eight events at this years paralympics the 20 year-old recieved the award last night at a ceremony in Sydney.

The award was presented on behalf of Prime Minister Julia Gillard by sports minister Kate Lundy at an Australian Women's Health event.

This is the sixth award Freney has recieved since her truimphant return from London.

Last month she took out both the paralympian of the year and female paralympian of the year awards.

Freney is first woman to recieve the award since 1996 after the Gillard government reinstated the award earlier this year.



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